It's the most wonderful time of year and Abbotsford is celebrating with festive holiday shows, family-friendly festivals, dazzling tree lightings, and artisan events. Only a 40-minute drive from Vancouver, bundle up, grab a hot chocolate and come on out for the day. Better yet, make a weekend of it and spend the night!
Start the season at the 10th West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace.
10th West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace
From November 17th to 19th, the annual West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace returns to Tradex. Unique gifts include everything from doll clothing, wooden toys, teepee play tents, hand-painted silk scarves, upcycled table décor, and beard balm to craft spirits, artisan fudge, candy, doll furniture, personalized ornaments, ugly Christmas sweaters, and reclaimed wood furniture.
- 200+ Vendors to shop
- Festival of Trees
- Seasonal home décor and poinsettia baskets
- Carving workshop
- Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop and Elf Activity Area
- Sounds of the holidays with live music
- Culinary and wine presentations
Fraser Valley Tradex | 1190 Cornell St | www.westcoastchristmasshow.com
Abby’s First Christmas tree lighting of the season at Highstreet Shopping Centre.
Hightstreet’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Show
On November 18th at 5:00 pm, Highstreet hosts its annual Holiday Show and Tree Lighting. Every Saturday afterwards, from November 18th to December 16th, shoppers can enjoy a 30-minute show featuring a multi-media light display set to musical favourites, and photos with Santa every single day. Visit Highstreet’s oversized Holiday Gift Box, complete with a private experience allowing each family to have an intimate photo snap with Santa (and you can book online!)
- Santa’s arrival and the lighting of a 65-foot Christmas tree
- Meeting Rudolf, Frosty, and Spandy Andy the dancing elf
- A 40-piece marching band, holiday dancers, and stilt walkers
- A guaranteed snowfall
Highstreet | 3122 Mount Lehman Rd | www.highstreetfv.com
From the west side to the east, experience Winter Jubilee.
28th Winter Jubilee in Historic Downtown
On December 2nd, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Abby takes it ‘old school’ and celebrates its second tree lighting and evening marketplace in Historic Downtown. Local vibes include fresh eats, on-site craft beer and wine, over 30 local vendors, and many of Abby’s best-known retail shops. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!
- The arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus
- Live entertainment
- Craft beer and wine garden
- Photos with Santa
- An open-air Artisan marketplace
- Festive fireworks display
Historic Downtown Abbotsford | Montrose & Essendene Ave | www.downtownabbotsford.ca
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